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The Body of Christ sharing the Love of Christ

Welcome to Holy Cross Orthodox Mission, parish of the Diocese of Wichita and Mid-America, part of the Self-Ruled Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America. The Diocese of Wichita is led by His Grace Bishop Basil and includes more than 50 churches and missions in Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, and Wyoming.

“Ask for the ancient paths, where the good way is; and walk in it, and find peace for your souls.” Jeremiah 6:16

The Orthodox Church is Evangelical but not Protestant,

Orthodox but not Jewish, Catholic but not Roman.

It is not non-denominational but pre-denominational.

It has believed, preserved, proclaimed, defended and laid down its life for

the Faith of the Apostles since the day of Pentecost.

Axios! The Newly Tonsured Reader Abraham with Bishop BASIL at PLC 2013

Deacon Mark Ordained to the Holy Priesthood December 31st, 2013

His Grace Bishop BASIL ordained our own Deacon Mark Telschow to the Holy Priesthood at the Hierarchial Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great at St. George Cathedral in Wichita, KS. The Newly Ordained Father Mark is assigned as Pastor of Holy Cross. AXIOS Father Mark!

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Holy Cross Orthodox Church of Midland and Odessa


Holy Cross is an Orthodox mission church. We are committed to placing Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior first in our daily lives. We are firmly rooted in the teaching of Holy Scripture and the unchanging Christian witness of the Early Church. We invite all to find their spiritual home here at Holy Cross. Join us for worship this Sunday!

Are you new to the Orthodox Christian faith? Our Visitors page is a great place to start! You will find links to audio resources as well as information about history, worship services and weekly Bible Studies. Find out a little more about Our Parish including our history and ministries.

Christ is in our midst!

Dear Brothers & Sisters in Christ,

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another. —The words of Christ, John 13.34-35

This passage from the Gospel of Saint John speaks of the commandment to love. It identifies this attribute as the one that best identifies a true disciple of Christ.

It has been said that love requires another. That love can only exist when there is a communion of persons. It has been my desire to fashion along with all of you a community of love. My hope is that we demonstrate our love for one another and thereby prove to be God’s true disciples.

With continued prayers for your salvation,

+ Father Mark +

Meeting at:

Currently Meeting for Worship at

St. Stephen's Catholic Church

in (Rooms 1&2)

4601 Neely Ave, Midland, Texas

 Driving Directions > 4 blks west of the intersection of Midland Drive and Neely in Midland. For more information please call 432-741-1040

Upcoming Services
Saturday, September 6th
Great Vespers 5 pm with Sacrament of Confession following St. Stepehen's Catholic Church, 4601 Neely Ave., Midland, TX
Sunday, September 7th
Divine Services: Hours/Orthros 10:00 am followed by Divine Liturgy with holy communion. Father Mark Telschow celebrating. St. Stepehen's Catholic Church, 4601 Neely Ave., Midland, TX
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Phone: 432-741-1040
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